WASHBURN COUNTY -- Community First Washburn County announces their project - WashCo Grows - has collaborated with local partners to host a “SPRING INTO ACTION” build day for community raised-bed gardens on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner.

A grant was secured through Essentia Health and Washburn County Community Alliance for Prevention - AODA Prevention Grant to build 10 raised beds to be housed in communities through-out Washburn County.

Locations for the beds are:

  • Shell Lake – Senior Center and Shell Lake Arts Center
  • Trego – Trego Town Hall
  • Minong – Comfort Food Pantry
  • Spooner – Spooner Memorial Library, Spooner Business Center, Railroad Park and Spooner Senior Center
  • Birchwood – Birchwood School

WashCo Grows is seeking volunteers to assist with building beds, planting and maintenance. Business, Groups or Individuals wishing to build a bed, sponsor a bed, or volunteer can sign up by emailing WashCo Grows Co-Chairman Angie Bodzislaw at spoonerlibrarydirector@gmail.com. Each team for building will need four members. Additional teams are need to assist with planting cucumbers and squash, serving lunch, and cutting materials at the building event. Lunch will be served for all participants.

For more information on WashCo Grows project, please contact WashCo Grows Co-Chairman Shannon Anderson at (715) 210-5358 or ssanderson56292gmail.com.

Linda Featherly volunteering for Community First at a Books & Bread distribution at Christ Lutheran Church in Trego which is offered the fourth Wednesday every month from 12-1 p.m


For more information on Community First Washburn County at (715) 939-1151, visit our Facebook Page or healthywashco.org.


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